Musyoka said the businessman approached him after the bungled presidential elections in 2007 and told him; “Kalonzo, don’t be stupid. You have to rise and save your country.”
“He came to my house in 2008 with Peter Munga and the reason was simple, you have to act in a manner that will save our country.”
“That is how I become the 10th vice President of this country,” the Wiper leader added.
Kalonzo ran for president in the 2008 polls on an ODM-Kenya ticket and finished third after former President Mwai Kibaki and ODM Raila Odinga.
Kalonzo eulogized Kirubi as a wonderful Kenyan and a statesman who was one of our main captains in the industry.
“He wanted to compete with the West in real-time,” he said.
Kirubi’s burial is set for Saturday at his farm in Thika. The burial ceremony will begin at 11 am.
Kirubi, 80, died on June 14, 2021, at his home after a long battle with cancer.